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A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France

The last Sunday of July saw the final stage of the arduous and most famous three-week pro’ cycling event: Le Tour de France (TdF). France (TdF).

Backhouse BBC

Concerns over sport supplement usage

Yesterday, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) raised concerns over ‘quick fix’ sport supplement usage amongst exercising adults in Britain. Findings of a YouGov study showed that 87% of the exercising adults (N=1028) who have taken a supplement have done so without seeking the advice of a healthcare professional. These findings corroborate our own research with athletes, teachers and coaches alike.

Clean Sport

“An important cog in the wheel”, but not the driver: Coaches’ perceptions of their role in doping prevention

Clean Sport Week provides an opportunity to shine a light on several pertinent matters, and for our team, something of particular importance is the concept of collective responsibility. This community-based approach means every individual involved in sport – athletes, coaches, parents, medical staff, managers, etc. – acknowledging and embodying their role in anti-doping efforts.

Kelsesy Ericksen


Growing appreciation of the fundamental limitations of the detection-deterrence approach to anti-doping (e.g., limited effectiveness of tests) necessitate a shift in focus to doping prevention through education and training.

Leeds Beckett University Dr Kelsey Erickson
Debbie Smith

'Clean' Carnegie

This year the Carnegie School of Sport has taken a step forward to ‘clean’ our procedures around the purchasing and provision of supplements for research and teaching projects. In line with guidance provided in the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Expert Statement on Inadvertent Doping in Sport, we will only purchase batch-tested products (e.g., Informed Sport) where they are available.